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post #31 of 42
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Thank you for all the replies! Sounds like some of you guys need to look at the same route I'm heading also! lol

I have personally been hacked in games twice and credit cards once. I'm looking to put an effort into preventing this again if I can. I figure if I have different passwords for all accounts/ emails/ websites/ credit cards that should make it more difficult for anyone to trace me. *crosses fingers and toes*
     
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post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by Phyxers View Post

Hard for the average person? Yes. But for the average black hat (or anyone with security experience) trying to get into your stuff? Not so much. What you posted was an example of "Security through obscurity", which is a poor implementation of security for the sake of convenience. Besides, you would be surprised at how many people don't use the proper authentication protocols and transmit their passwords in plaintext.

If you wanted to spruce that password up a bit, you'd want something like "T0m@tO3S56" or a passphrase like Tomatoes are Delicious with a Slice of Mozzarella into "Trd3w/@$L0m"

Black hat will gain your password no matter how you mask it.

And trying to remember 10 versions of "Taskjfe38@49ajd" is a nightmare. Ones i have access to your pc, i will have access to your txt files with all your passwords. There goes your security out the window.
post #33 of 42
I feel your pain. I have a heap of passwords at home and then I work for IBM so there is an absolute bucket more of which need to be changed every 6 months. Thinking of new passwords with letters and numbers does my head in. rolleyes.gif
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Black hat will gain your password no matter how you mask it.

And trying to remember 10 versions of "Taskjfe38@49ajd" is a nightmare. Ones i have access to your pc, i will have access to your txt files with all your passwords. There goes your security out the window.

Agreed, which is why I recommend the use of a password manager. Sadly enough, the security industry hasn't reached a point where convenience for average user is both feasible and secure at the same time. You sort of have to compromise one for the other.
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txt file on a floppy disk? tongue.gif
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Yea I have been writing them down on a note pad, but I have realized I'm not doing a very good job of keeping up with all of them. I'm getting aggravated with myself and thought maybe I should look at something else. I know there are those programs but not sure if they are trust worthy. biggrin.gif


I thought about something like this
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

Password Safe should handle everything you need and then some. I have used Psafe for the last 8 years and I can tell you it's rock solid. If you have iOS there is an app pwsafe that can open it's dbase. Likewise PasswdSafe is the Android counterpart.

The password safe is also AES 256 encrypted.

If you are concerned about the dbase being hacked just keep it on a jump drive only plugging it in when needed.
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post #37 of 42
Is it wrong that I usually just email myself the password (usually after the initial account one from whoever)? redface.gif
My email has a password and SMS verification though for sign-in, so I guess that's my only defense lol.
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I just use a moleskin book and my safe. biggrin.gif
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post #39 of 42
Some banks are going to a multi-factor auth but it is not everywhere yet.
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post #40 of 42
I use a password manager, and eventually ponied up for 1password. Much better way of handling stuff, I think.

My banks, paypal, etc. all use 2 factor auth.
    
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